They sometimes invest their sons with the sacred thread at the time of marriage instead of performing the proper thread ceremony.
He is a man of some importance, and wears a sacred thread like a Brahmin.
He wears his crown, his sacred thread and garland of flowers.
Induction into the character and privileges of his cast, by means of the sacred thread.
The sacred thread is made of three strands of cotton, which should be obtained from the cotton tree growing wild.
They allow widow-marriage, and do not wear the sacred thread.
On one occasion my father came home to invest the three of us with the sacred thread.
They wear the sacred thread during their marriages and funerals.
His sacred thread is taken off and broken, and it is sometimes burned and he eats the ashes.
The members of it wear the sacred thread, as well as the lingam.